There really hasn’t been much news on Cars 3 since Pixar first announced it, but thanks to USA Today we have some new information on the series. They also released a couple pieces of concept art featuring a new character named Cruz Ramirez.
The newspaper offered up a bit of information on the plot of the film explaining that Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) “will need help to compete in the increasingly high-tech racing world of the upcoming Cars 3. That’s where the new trainer comes in — the sleek, yellow Cruz Ramirez is a young Hispanic female race car who instructs Lightning McQueen, as this exclusive concept art depicts during a beach run.”
McQueen is being trained for the Florida 500, which is basically like the Daytona 500. Cars 3 director Brian Fee went on to talk about the new character in the story, saying:
“Cruz Ramirez is trying to figure out how this old dog can learn some new tricks. Think of where he’d be in his career now in real time. (McQueen) is not an old man, but he’s one of the older cars on the circuit with new rookies coming in. People start to wonder and ask when he might retire.”
Fee goes on to reveal another character named Jackson Storm who McQueen will be going up against. He’s a young rookie looking to make his mark in the sport, but McQueen isn’t going to make it easy for him. Here’s what the director had to say:
“Jackson Storm is the face of these rookies who have come onto the scene. And McQueen is in a position where his entire racing generation is being pushed out. But it’s too early to be shown the door right now.
“Everyone can relate to feeling like someone is at their heels, that they might be a little outdated in something they used to be very good at, feeling an expiration date. And knowing you need someone to help you get a second chance.”
I’ve never really been a big fan of the Cars movies, so I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this sequel. The studio is just soaking as much cash as they can out of this franchise.
Other characters set to return to the next film includes Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt), and Ramone (Cheech Marin).
Check out this custom designed Stormtrooper-inspired BMW M6. It was created by Vilner, and as you can see it has an incredibly slick look, but as you’ll also see, the backseat was built for Stormtroopers who don’t have any legs. I know some people will be like, “it’s just a white BMW!” But here are the specs that point out all of the custom additions:
Vilner, a Bulgaria-based tuner, has given a 2015 BMW M6, complete with its 4.4L V8 that generates 560-horsepower, a Star Wars Stormtrooper makeover. Everything from the new hood and front fascia, to the wheels and fenders, received a pearl white paint job that blends in seamlessly with any of Vader's minions. Inside, you'll find brown / white leather, charcoal suede and lots of carbon fiber.
It's cool to look at, but I'd never buy it. My family and friends would have to put their legs somewhere!
Dan Aykroyd has seen an early test screening of Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters movie, and it seems like he absolutely loved it! In a brief review that he posted on whosay, the original Ghostbuster boldly exclaimed that it’s better than the first two original movies. Seriously! This is what he said:
"As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I'm paying to see that and bringing all my friends!"
I can’t really tell if he’s full of shit or not because I haven’t seen the movie yet. But judging from what I’ve seen in the trailers, it’s hard to believe that what he’s saying is true. I think the movie will provide some fun entertainment, but have more laughs than the first two films? That’s just a hard pill for me to swallow.
It’s not like Aykroyd is going to come out and say the movie sucks, though! The guy has a huge stake in the franchise. It’s his baby, and if it succeeds and makes money, then so does Aykroyd. It's in his best interest to support it. We’ll just have to wait and see what fans and audiences think after the film is released this summer.
The movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzman, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, and Chris Hemsworth as their secretary. All of the surviving original Ghostbusters are confirmed to have cameos in the film as well.
Ghostbusters is due to be released in theaters July 15th, 2016.
I’ve got a series of photos here taken by Finnish photographer Juhamatti Vahdersalo that takes LEGO to an incredibly dark place. These photos basically portray a Murderous LEGO serial killer. These are definitely some of the most twisted LEGO photos I’ve seen, but they also have a dark sense of humor. The creator of the series says:
“I like to play with discordant feelings and I thought putting familiar toys to dark scenarios will make you look and think twice about it :).”
We’ve known for awhile that Dwayne Johnson is working with Shane Black on Doc Savage, but the actor has made an official announcement on his Instagram account that he will star in the film that he’s also producing.
Black said a couple of months ago that he wanted Johnson to star in the film, and the filmmaker obviously got his wish. Savage was a 1930s pulp hero popularized on radio, film, and TV. Savage’s real name is Clark Savage, Jr., and he’s a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and a musician. He's basically every amazing adventure hero such as James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Batman rolled into one. This is an awesome character that has embarked several incredible adventures, and it’s going to be so cool to see him brought to life on the big screen. This could be such an awesome franchise, and I’m incredibly excited to see where Black and Johnson take it.
This is what Johnson had to say over Memorial Day weekend:
It's OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world's first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the "Man of Bronze" himself Clark "Doc" Savage.
Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry for flying in from LA and sitting with me and our @sevenbucksprod's producer @hhgarcia41 on this Memorial Day weekend to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project.
Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about "Doc" Savage is that he's the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc.
Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a women's perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything.
But here's the #1 reason I'm excited to become Doc Savage.. HE'S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!
Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone is direct, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious.
After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the "weirdo" part behind. But to us, it's that "weirdo" part that makes Clark "Doc" Savage dope! Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character. #ItsOfficial #WorldsFirstSuperhero #GeniusIntellect #PhysicalSpecimen #FnLoveableWeirdo #ManOfBronze #DocSavage
For those of you not familiar with Doc Savage, a team of scientists were assembled by his father, and they deliberately trained his mind and body to near-superhuman abilities almost from birth, giving him great strength and endurance, a photographic memory, a mastery of the martial arts, and vast knowledge of the sciences. Doc is also a master of disguise and an excellent imitator of voices. "He rights wrongs and punishes evildoers." Author Lester Dent described his creation as a mix of Sherlock Holmes' deductive abilities, Tarzan's outstanding physical abilities, Craig Kennedy's scientific education, and Abraham Lincoln's goodness. Dent described Doc Savage as manifesting "Christliness." Doc's character and worldview are displayed in his oath, which goes:
"Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man."
I like what Marvel is doing with Scarlet Witch in the MCU. She's just such a cool character, and they seem to be having some fun with her and her powers. I'm curious to see how her character grows and progresses as these Marvel films continue. If you're a fan of the character as well, you might want to consider getting this awesome collectible action figure of her that Hot Toys recently unveiled for their Captain America: Civil War line. They managed to create a pretty spectacular looking figure to add to your collection. I'm not exactly sure why, but it even comes with a little Ant-Man! I guess they've become good friends.
“I can't control their fear. Only my own.”
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by audience around the world since its release! As the Avengers’ actions in Lagos have caused collateral damage where innocent people are killed, the Sokovia Accords proposed by the United Nations has divided the Earth’s mightiest heroes into opposing teams led by Captain America and Iron Man!
Today Hot Toys is excited to officially introduce the widely anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of the gorgeous and powerful member of #TeamCap – Scarlet Witch!
The highly-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in the film featuring head sculpt with long curly brown real fabric hair and new makeup application, brand-new and specially tailored costume, interchangeable hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to simulate Scarlet Witch using her powers, and an Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand. Furthermore, an approximately 2.5cm tall miniature running Ant-Man is included as a bonus accessory!
Do not miss out on the opportunity to add the stunning new Scarlet Witch to your collection today!
The Powerpuff Girls are officially set to crossover with Teen Titans Go! on Cartoon Network, and the first image from the eventhas been revealed. The Powerpuff Girls returned to Cartoon Network last month, and they are already going to take on the Teen Titans and then eventually team up with them. According to USA Today, the episode sees the two groups team up to take on the villainous monkey Mojo Jojo, who comes in to cause trouble in Titans’ town.
The Powerpuff Girls executive producer Nick Jennings talked about the episode saying:
"Jump City will never be the same when our little superheroes Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup meet up with the Teen Titans for the very first time. When these two worlds of superheroes collide, it will surely be something to remember.”
Jennings also offered some more info on what the story will entail and how Mojo Jojo gets involved with the Titans:
“Titans members Cyborg and Beast Boy find Mojo Jojo to be pretty cool for a talking monkey, the Girls compete with Raven, Starfire and Robin to see which superhero team is better, and there's a catchy song called Monkey Army that's bound to get stuck in fans' heads.”
If you're a fan of these shows, then it's obviously a crossover event that you won't want to miss. It should be fun to see all of these characters interacting with each other.
The Powerpuff Girls will air today on Monday, May 30th at 6pm ET/PT. Teen Titans GO! will air on the same day at 6.30pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network. The crossover episode is set to air in June this year.
A series of concept art created for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War featuring some cool fight sequences in the movie has been released. The first set comes from artist Maciej Kuciara. They feature some cool key frame art for the film. A lot of the art shows us how the final battle between Captain America, Bucky, and Iron Man came together. It also features a solemn piece in which Black Panther is confronting Baron Zemo. The second set of art comes from CosmicBookNews and shows Spider-Man in action during that epic airport battle sequence. I love seeing the key frame art that artists produce for these Marvel movies, and I’m sure that this won’t be the last of it for Civil War.
Fargo series creator Noah Hawley is hard at work developing a new X-Men series for FX called Legion. The series centers around a character named David Haller, who will be played by Dan Stevens. He is the son of Professor X, and he’s a powerful mutant with multiple personality disorder. Each of his multiple personalities controls a different aspect of his mutant powers, which makes him one of the most interesting characters in the X-Men universe.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Noah talked about the series and explained what will make it different from all of the other superhero projects in TV and film that we’re seeing get made these days. He says:
“Film and TV have traded places where, you know, where you are now in a case-of-the-week movie world. One week, the Avengers fight this guy; the next week, they fight that guy. You can’t take the story too far in any one direction.”
Hawley is looking to completely avoid the episodic structure that we’ve become accustomed to, and will structure the show around the content of the story. He explained:
“I always feel like the structure of a story should reflect the content of the story. If the story, as in this case, is about a guy who is either schizophrenic or he has these abilities, i.e., he doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not real, then the audience should have the same experience.”
He goes on to say that he is going to create a “more existential exploration” and “surreal or dreamlike quality where it’s not just about running and kicking.” He explained:
“There’s, whatever, 9,000 superhero stories right now. They’ve got all the running and kicking covered. I think my goal with this is to do something whimsical and imaginative and unexpected. Not just because I want to do something different, but because it feels like the right way to tell this story.”
That’s awesome. I love that kind of stuff. I think Marvel has done a good job with this kind of storytelling style in their Netflix series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. They really get into the meat of the story and characters, and it’s just not the about the fighting.
Legion is currently shooing, and if the pilot gets picked up by FX it will run for 10 episodes. The series will not be connected to the X-Men cinematic universe as it supposedly takes place in a parallel universe. This will allow it to not be bound by anything that the films are doing.
As many of you already have heard, last week Marvel Comics released Steve Rodgers: Captain America #1 and revealed that good ol’ Steve has been a double agent working for Hydra all along.
As a hardcore Captain America fan, I absolutely hate this twist. It pretty much spits on everything that Captain America is supposed to stand for. Captain America was a created as a symbol of hope to fight the freakin’ Nazi’s! He punched Adolf Hitler in the freakin’ face for cryin' out loud! He lifted the spirits of America during a dark time of war. Now we find how he was working for them the whole time!? Bullshit!
Who knows, maybe the story arc will take the character in another unexpected direction and it will turn out that he’s been a double, double agent or something. Infiltrating Hydra for the U.S. I don’t know, but as it currently stands I’m not happy with it. I'm currently pissed at Marvel for this stupid-ass twist.
I know some people are on board with it, and they like the new direction. That’s fine, I don’t hate the supporters. I just hate the concept. Stan Lee appeared at MegaCon over the weekend, and during his panel he said that that he liked the idea and that it will probably make its way into the movies at some point. He tells the audience:
"It's a hell of a clever idea; I don't know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it's going to make you curious, it's going to make you want to read the books, they'll probably do a movie based on it. So I can't fault it; it's a good idea. I think it's crazy, but it's a good idea."
People are definitely talking about it, but I haven’t heard a lot of talk supporting it. As for making people want to read the books… hearing this new has actually made me NOT to want to read the comic. I’m actually think I’m calling it quits on the Captain America comics because, well… he’s no longer Captain America! He’s Captain Hydra the lying double agent asshole.